During the past seven or so years I’ve been working in Public Relations, the latter half of that time specialising in Social Media and most recently in a dedicated Social Media role. I’ve learned from every person I’ve ever worked with and I’m so grateful to have worked for solid professionals who have helped build my career and shape me professionally and personally. Not a week goes by I don’t think how fortunate I am.

And now, drawing on all that I’ve experienced, I have decided to start my own business. It is a PR and Social Media agency called BRAND PR SOCIAL that is built on respect for both industries and being neck deep in both specialities.

You can read more about my journey to becoming BRAND PR SOCIAL over on my blog.

SIDE NOTE: So what is to become of this blog? Well, I hope to keep it alive with some ponderings that are more personal and perhaps considered an overshare if I were to publish it on my business’ blog. This blog began when I first realised the value Social Media had for me and for communications as a profession. It grew when I decided the purpose of this blog would be to document my time living in Melbourne … and then it fell into a come when I moved back to Sydney and I’m still finding it’s place in my life now. I hope to continue posting here and I’m sure I will discover that purpose sooner or later …  Thanks for stopping by. 🙂

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Google+ … what value do you get froom using Google+?

I’ve been ‘on’ Google+ for a while now but it’s something I personally tend to dip in and out of. I’ve not yet found the daily value for my day-to-day but I’m willing to give it more of a chance! I’ve actually just registered to be part of a hangout with NASA (thank you Steve D) … will let you know how it goes!

For brands and businesses, if your demographic is skewed male and tech-minded then this is the happening place to be! I’ve read some good case studies of Google+ for phone companies and trades and B2B where the use of circles and hangouts can add a layer of depth to your online connections.

Here’s an infograph I came across from the Copyblogger site:
64 Google+ Content Strategies [Infographic]

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Back to it … Boxing at Fitness First

I feel as though I need to start this post with an introduction to myself it’s been that long between posts. So here’s an update on one of the things I love – getting the gloves on for a hard, sweat until you vomit MMA session. Well, since moving back from Sydney I have not been successful in finding a place that even comes remotely near Dominance MMA back in Melbourne. There are places I’ve heard of but they’re about 1.5 hours away from where I spend my days … I love it but not that much. So I’ve resigned myself to accept I will choose striking (boxing and muay thai) as there are places much closer to home.

But there is a but. I have an appointment with the specialist next month about the pins in my feet I obtained a while ago back around the start of this blog. A couple (one in each foot) are giving me a little trouble so I have put any kicking (via Muay Thai) on hold until after I’ve seen the doc.

So, I’m down to boxing. Which I still love. And the best thing is, I’ve found a great class at Fitness First (of all places some may say) at Spring St, Bondi Junction. The best thing is, they have a dedicated boxing ring and an area with a speedball and bags so it looks like some serious training goes on here. And it smells like sweaty fighters. Which I also love.

Had my first session last night and can’t wait to get back there… watch this space.